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BOMB 109/Fall 2009

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Interviews

 

The peripatetic conceptualist Allen Ruppersberg talks with artist Cheryl Donegan about Ginsberg's Howl, the animated past, and the overlooked poetry of authorless signage.

 

Allora & Calzadilla speak to Carlos Motta about the politics of site and sound. 

 

Joel Shapiro, known for his tilting, anthropomorphic sculpures, goes into detail about Indian art as a lived experience with Michele Gerber Klein.

 

Recipient of the National Book Foundation's "5 Under 35," Lydia Peelle talks with Gillian Welch about her journey from girlhood to published writerdom.

 

Astra Taylor and Rebecca Solnit discuss Solnit's A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities that Arise in Disaster.

 

Cherien Dabis discusses her film Amreeka, drawn from her familiy's Arab-American experience, with June Stein.

 

The iconic dancer and choreographer Karole Armitage is in conversation with her collaborator Lukas Ligeti, with whom she dissects African polyrhythms and the movement-language of sinuous curves. 

 

Thomas Bradshaw speaks to Margo Jefferson about the notion that his plays focus on the treachery of human beings, high-achieving suburbanities, and professors gripped by sexual and racial manias. 

 

Artists on Artists 

 

Dan Schmidt employs found objects and an arsenal of modest shapes to breach the boundary between the concious and the accidental. By James Siena.


Violist Anni Rossi recounts her touring experiences with the outlandish trio Micachu and the Shapes.

 

Diana Al-Hadid writes on the peculiar relationship between the matter and manner, directness and ambiguity, and alienation and connection in the work of Tala Madani.

 

First Proof 

 

Portfolio by George Herms and Valerie Belin. Poetry by Nicole SteinbergStephen Ratcliffe and Paul Guest. Fiction by Simon Timothy, Christopher Sorrentino and Victoria Redel.

 

Bomb Specific

 

Art by R.H Quaytman & Geoff Kaplan.

 

 

 
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